725
725
Follower of Vincenzo Mannozzi
OLIMPIA ABANDONED BY BIRENO
Estimate
8,00012,000
JUMP TO LOT
725
Follower of Vincenzo Mannozzi
OLIMPIA ABANDONED BY BIRENO
Estimate
8,00012,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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Follower of Vincenzo Mannozzi
OLIMPIA ABANDONED BY BIRENO

Catalogue Note

The subject is derived from Ariosto's epic poem Orlando Furioso (X.19-34), one of the favorite sources of Italian painters of the seicento. Olimpia, the "Countess of Holland," is abandoned by her husband Bireno while she sleeps, who sails off to sea.  Her adventures became not only a subject for artists (in addition to Mannozzi, the sculptor Ferdinando Tacca and others) as well as a number of composers and librettists.

The present work repeats the composition of a painting attributed to Mannozzi (but possibly by a follower) in the collection of the Uffizi, Florence.

Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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New York